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Healthcare Reform Updates

  • Reminder: Issuer MLR Rebates Due to Plan Sponsors...

    The Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) rules under Health Care Reform require an issuer to provide rebates if its medical loss ratio (the amount of health insurance premiums spent on health care and activities to improve health care quality) falls short of the applicable standard during a reporting year. […]

  • Alaska Granted Waiver From Individual Market...

    The U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Treasury have approved the State of Alaska's application for a waiver from the Affordable Care Act requirement that it consider all enrollees in the individual market to be part of a single risk pool. The waiver allows Alaska to implement […]

  • Reminder: Small Businesses Can Qualify for Health...

    The Small Business Health Care Tax Credit is designed to encourage small businesses and small tax-exempt employers to offer health insurance coverage to their employees. The credit can be worth up to 50% of the amount a small business contributes toward employees' premiums (35% for tax-exempt […]

HR News Alerts

  • MA Supreme Judicial Court: Certain Employees...

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has held that a qualifying patient who has been terminated from his or her employment for testing positive for marijuana as a result of lawful medical use of marijuana may seek a remedy against his or her employer for handicap discrimination under state law. […]

  • One-Time Increase in H-2B Visa Cap Announced for...

    Pursuant to recent congressional action, the Departments of Homeland Security and Labor are temporarily increasing the limit on the number of H-2B visas available to certain U.S. employers by up to 15,000. This increase will expire on September 30, 2017 and does not affect the H-2B program in […]

  • New Hampshire Law Clarifies 'Tip...

    Under a new law in New Hampshire, employees who participate in a tip pool may provide a portion of the common pool to certain other employees. […]

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